An emphasis on innovation is evident in the field of corrections. While changes in policies and public opinion regarding sentencing philosophies such as mass incarceration bump up against the reality that budgets continue to be tightened and the division of these revenues is more competitive, innovative strategies become all the more valuable. The premise behind innovation is effecting improvements without sacrificing the overall safety and security of the institution. Through research and evaluation, we seek to identify what works and what does not work. Books in the Routledge Innovations in Corrections series explore innovations in the field of corrections and offer the latest insight into the field through research, theoretical applications, case studies, and evaluations.
Health and Well-Being in Prison Design A Theory of Prison Systems and a Framework for Evolution
Correctional Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Communities Reducing Recidivism Through Behavior Change
Rural Jail Reentry Offender Needs and Challenges
Juvenile Justice and Expressive Arts Creative Disruptions through Art Programs for and with Teens in a Correctional Institution
By Alberto Urrutia-Moldes
May 06, 2022
This book establishes a new framework for prison design to promote the health and well-being of all prison users. Based on international research in Norway, Finland, the USA, and Chile, and drawing on the expertise of key international advisors, this book uniquely reveals the perspectives of both ...
By Philip Birch, Louise Sicard
April 29, 2022
This edited collection brings together leading international academics and researchers to provide a comprehensive body of literature that informs the future of prison and wider corrective services training, education, research, policy and practice. This volume addresses a range of 21st century ...
By Keesha M. Middlemass, CalvinJohn Smiley
June 30, 2021
This groundbreaking edited volume evaluates prisoner reentry using a critical approach to demonstrate how the many issues surrounding reentry do not merely intersect but are in fact reinforcing and interdependent. The number of former incarcerated persons with a felony conviction living in the ...
By David W. Roush
March 31, 2021
Recalibrating Juvenile Detention chronicles the lessons learned from the 2007 to 2015 landmark US District Court-ordered reform of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) in Illinois, following years of litigation by the ACLU about egregious and unconstitutional conditions of ...
By Jennifer Pealer
September 27, 2018
Drawing on original research on the effectiveness of a therapeutic community (TC) in reducing recidivism among juvenile male offenders, Correctional Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Communities: Reducing Recidivism Through Behavior Change provides a comprehensive review of the current state of drug ...
By Kyle Ward
August 23, 2018
Today’s high recidivism rates, combined with the rising costs of jails and prisons, are increasingly seen as problems that must be addressed on both moral and financial grounds. Research on prison and jail reentry typically focuses on barriers stemming from employment, housing, mental health, and ...
By Carol Cross
February 21, 2018
Juvenile Justice and Expressive Arts: Creative Disruptions through Art Programs for and with Teens in a Correctional Institution explores art programming as a sustainable educational initiative to support incarcerated teens’ successful reintegration to society. Responding to a lack of scholarly ...
By Alison Pedlar, Susan Arai, Felice Yuen, Darla Fortune
February 01, 2018
In their journeys to prison and community re-entry, women leaving prison tend to share overarching challenges connected to lives of poverty, trauma, and abuse. Community Re-Entry: Uncertain Futures for Women Leaving Prison provides a rare opportunity to hear directly from women who have spent time ...
By Rita Shah
June 01, 2017
This book queries the concept of rehabilitation to determine how, on a legislative and policy level, the term is defined as a goal of correctional systems. The book explores what rehabilitation is by investigating how, at different moments in time, its conceptualization has shaped, and been shaped ...
By Michael Hallett, Joshua Hays, Byron Johnson, Sung Jang, Grant Duwe
August 09, 2016
Corrections officials faced with rising populations and shrinking budgets have increasingly welcomed "faith-based" providers offering services at no cost to help meet the needs of inmates. Drawing from three years of on-site research, this book utilizes survey analysis along with life-history ...